Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Finally! the Crab!

The past few mornings, I wake to the sea illuminated by the lights of the crab boats finally able to go out and harvest their cages. The sky still dark, the sea punctuated by circles of light evoke a dreamy anticipation in me.I have been waiting for the Dungeness crab for weeks . Last night Eric came into HERE and brought me 12 beautiful sea spiders. They are exceptionally large this year (hoping not a nuclear mutation right?). My kitchen is redolent with the boiling crab, the bay leaf, chili flake and lemon.  I will flash freeze the meat to hold it til later. Crab cakes they'll become for Monday's dinner.

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